Francis Henry Smith

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First name: Francis

Middle name: Henry

Last name: Smith

Personal information:

Francis Henry Smith, telegraphist of Woodlands, Marburg, Queensland embarked from Brisbane on HMAT A30 Borda, 15 Dec. 1914 and served in the 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, A.I.F. in Egypt and the Dardanelles, 1914-1918. He returned to Queensland in Nov. 1918 and was discharged 26 Feb. 1919

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Arthur John Moore Burrowes letters and postcards to his family, 26 January 1918-15 September 1919
'If anything else is added the post card will be destroyed'

Keeping the secrets of battles fought, won and lost, makes for very clinical correspondence from ‘over there’. Reading between the lines about the realities of life in the armed forces must have been very difficult for the recipients of such scant morsels of information. It isn’t exactly a wordy message but I am sure it would have been happily received back home with the first line kept intact. See postcard.

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